Ictalurus punctatus

Ictalurus punctatus
Channel Catfish – Ictalurus punctatus

Ictalurus punctatus

Unique Characters:  Caudal fin deeply forked.  Anal fin with 25-28 rays.  Typically black spots on the body.

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Ictalurus punctatus anal and caudal fins

Similar Species: Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus. Anal fin margin straight and with 30 or more rays. No spots on the body.

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Ictalurus furcatus anal and caudal fins

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